Overview and objectives Note: This course is for students with a minimum of upper-intermediate English listening, reading, oral and written skills. If you have any doubts, please speak to the professor before the course begins. The civil rights movement was one of the most significant social movements in the history of the twentieth century with a continuing influence on American society and important impacts on a world scale. The study of the civil rights movements constitutes one of the most vibrant and innovative areas of current historiographical investigation. This course aims to introduce students to the principal themes and historiographical debates in the history of the civil rights movement. We pay close attention to wider historical contexts such as the legacy of slavery and the nature of American capitalism and racial formation, the roles of organizations, leadership, ideology, political culture, class relations and gender.
- Docente: Robert Sean Purdy